Film Events

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents In the Mood for Love directed by Wong Kar-wai. Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. Watch the trailer here:

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 6:00pm
Pinney Library

“Inarritu and director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki contrast the violence and grubbiness of these men with the unspoiled American frontier, and some of the most beautiful shots of natural beauty you’ll ever see in a movie. Tall trees waver against a silvery-gray sky, great rivers slice through canyons, frozen lakes extend in vistas of blue and white in all directions. It’s all quite lovely — until it turns on you.”

-Rob Thomas, The Capital Times

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Fri, 05/06/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine...

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 1:00pm
Hawthorne Library

1962 / USA / English / Drama / 129 min.

A screening of the award-winning feature film and an accompanying talk by Children's Theater of Madison's artistic director, Roseann Sheridan.

Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece. The setting...

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Stop in for a mid-day screening of the documentary film Street Pulse (2012, 1hr 8min, directed by Marc Kornblatt, produced by Refuge Films). The film examines issues – as well as spotlights some familiar faces and locations – that are central to the Madison community and experience.

Synopsis: “Robert and Angel, a homeless couple, are trying to make a normal life for themselves. They met on the street just months after Robert's release from prison. Now they sell Street...

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2015 / China & France / Nature Drama / 115 min. / Rated PG-13

The acclaimed French director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Seven Years in Tibet), adapted the best-selling novel and follows a Beijing student who views the impact of the Chinese cultural revolution on the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. The student becomes fascinated by wolf culture — eventually taking a wolf cub.

"Wolf Totem is a powerful multi-layered autobiographical novel, where the main love story...

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Mommie Dearest is a 1981 film about Joan Crawford and the abusive relationship she had with her adopted daughter Christina Crawford and her adopted son Christopher, starring Faye Dunaway.Watch the trailer here:

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Can you change who you are inside? In middle school, Futaba's shy nature and cute appearance attracted boys, but made other girls so jealous that she became a social outcast. So, when high school began, Futaba remade herself, becoming sloppy and pretending to be unfeminine… and now she has friends! But her new world comes crashing down when she runs into a boy she used to know: Kou. The one boy who could have become more than just a friend. Except Kou's changed as well. So much so...

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302

LakeFrontRow is proud to present the Madison-area premiere of 19,The Tony Robinson Shooting: A Case of Deadly Bias, directed by Tim Poehlmann-Tynan.

The film revisits events that led to the officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson on March 6, 2015. With a forensic approach to dashboard camera recordings, 911 calls and the officers's own law enforcement record, this documentary pushes back against conflicting narratives of the shooting and the media's problematizing use of...

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

2013 / Mexico and USA / English and Spanish / 80 min.

A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.-Mexico barrier.
— Andrew Barker, VARIETY
Una epopeya desgarradora, terrible y de una belleza cruda, dedicada al inframundo que rodea la barrera entre México y los Estados Unidos.

screening permission and image courtesy of RR Cinema, ...